THE NJINGA CYCLING JOURNAL

How off-bike conditioning will benefit your winter training and make you a strong, powerful cyclist

With winter comes less outdoor rides. But that doesn't mean your cycling fitness has to take a hit. Winter is a great time to ramp up your off-bike conditioning. Strength training tends to be overlooked by cyclists in favour of aerobic training. This is a mistake: off-bike training will transform your cycling performance, no matter your current fitness or cycling level.

When should you re-do your FTP test?


Your training zones are fundamental to our Njinga Training philosophy. If you’re not training with up to date training zones, then you’re not going to Train Smart.

As your training zones are specific to you, you need to ensure that they are kept up to date.


What is an FTP test and how can it make me a better cyclist?

One of the most commonly asked questions that we receive at Njinga is “What is an FTP test?”, followed shortly after by “How can it make me a better cyclist?” The short answer is 20 minutes of pain = smarter training. The long answer?



What does your pedal technique say about your cycling?

Once you have learnt to ride a bike, pedalling becomes second nature to you. However, when was the last time you really considered how you pedal? Have you ever thought about what your pedalling technique shows you about the way you cycle or ultimately how your pedalling technique can affect your cycling performance?

7 top tips to prepare for a successful FTP test

We know an FTP test can be scary, but they are vital to provide you with accurate training zones for both heart rate and power output. These zones form the foundation of all our training here at Njinga.



Top Five Ways to Stay Motivated During Winter

Winter training is hard.

After riding in the summer sunshine, it's all too easy to ease off on the training as the weather gets colder and the early mornings, darker. Don't let your training go to waste as the clocks go back. Commit this season to continuing to build on your cycling fitness.

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